Embrace Your Power

GARY: When I decided to build Fort Nelson, I didn’t care how many people told me how cold it was. I didn’t care how many people had other opinions and ideas. I did my research, I made my decision, and I never looked back from the day I started.

There will always be dream stealers around you, but are you going to let them steal your dream? Thank you! You agree. You’re going to build your dream, and no one is going to stop you.

Scott and Brenda Schuler

Scott and Brenda Schuler

I remember a couple that was right here on stage today. I love them to pieces and wouldn’t ever, ever mention the names of Brenda and Scott. I know their story and I know how Brenda started out, and I know how Scott kind of thought, “This is snake oil; thisis weird.” Scott is a chiropractor and he had a good practice. It took a few years for him to come around, but he grabbed onto it because Scott also is a truth seeker. Now look at where they are. It’s so beautiful to see.

Let me give you something else to think about. You women have power in you, because you were given something special that the guys weren’t given by the Creator, and you need to understand what that is. You were given the power of co-creation; and when you’re given the power of cocreation, you’re given the ability to be in touch with the spirit 24/7, and many of you will get information before we hardheaded guys will.

Embrace it and be proud of it. That doesn’t mean we men can’t be guided; it means that sometimes men are a little slower on the draw because we’re busy trying to figure out how to put food on the table. But those of you who are in tune with the Spirit will grab it and run with it, and that’s what you feel. It will change your life—and that’s good.


Be a Truth Seeker

GARY: When you embrace something, second thoughts may arise; and this is what causes failure. If you make a choice to embrace something, many thoughts have run through your mind. Mary, you made a choice to join Young Living nearly 23 years ago.

Mary and Vonn Harting, 2001.

Mary and Vonn Harting, 2001.

MARY: Yes, I did.

GARY: How many thoughts ran through your mind and for how many months?

MARY: For a couple of years, I had been looking for a company that I could really believe in that offered high value to mankind. I became excited when I learned about all the biblical references relating to essential oils. I have always said that people who look for truth recognize it when they hear it.

I am a truth seeker and I absolutely heard truth. I knew I had found something really great, and so I signed up immediately and started on my quest for more information.

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Mary Young at LEVEL II Training, 2001.

I always told people in my organization, “If you hear about something and you’re curious, go to the meeting, go see what it’s about.” I didn’t say, “Oh no, you can’t go there; oh no, they might try to take you away, they might try to change your mind.” If you are a truth seeker, nothing can change your mind. That very attitude is what brought me to where I am today.

GARY: Thank you, honey. And this is my point. When you made the choice, you had already thought it through, and then you made the decision to join Young Living.

If you want to be successful, you throw your heart and soul into it 1,000 percent. Don’t pretend. If you’re trying to hide it, trying to keep it away from your family or friends or somebody else because you think they’re going to ridicule you, you have not fully engaged emotionally and spiritually, and you end up building a wall around yourself.

The Person You Really Need is YOU!

GARY: It’s also really, really important to understand this: you don’t need anyone else in order to succeed.

MARY: That’s true! Knowing who you are is the greatest power you have in your life. Take your power back and start to grow!

GARY: Here’s what’s really important in what Mary just said. Everybody has to start the same. I have not yet seen a child born who just shot out of the womb and stood up and started walking. Many of you are the same. You were introduced to Young Living, and now you’re just trying to catch your breath because you’re in overwhelm, right? That’s good.

So what’s the most important thing to do if you ever feel stuck? You start preparing. I use this simple analogy: I love Mother Earth because she birthed us, she gave us life that continues every day. So you need to start preparing how you’re going to build, but what does it mean to prepare to build?

I’d like to share with you on another level. How many of you, when you joined Young Living, had people around you say, “That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard”? “Essential oils? Sounds like snake oil to me.” “You mean you’re joining that voodoo company? What are they, a bunch of witch doctors?” I’ve heard it all, and you probably have too.

If you’re going to build, you must clear your landing strip and your building site. When we were building the distillery in Fort Nelson, we had to dig down 12 feet to get below the frost level of 10 feet before we could start laying the foundation to start up. It was so critical.

So you have to know where the frost level is in your terra firma [solid earth]; and by that I mean, what is the frost level of your ancestral DNA? What is the frost level programing of your life that you must dig below and eradicate? Whatever is negative, remove it so you can start putting in a solid foundation and building upwards. That’s what I mean when I say, prepare to build. It is so important to your success.

Building the distillery at the Northern Lights Farm in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada.


A Leader Shift

GARY: Today we’re in the early stages of another trend, a shift I call a “leader shift.” We’re just now starting into this transition that started about five years ago. How many here can remember when I talked about it four years ago? A few of you, yes. So now it’s here and we’re here. What does leader shift mean?

I’d like to see a raise of hands, and please, know that you are safe to raise your hands. You’re our Young Living family—our family—and you’re safe to talk. How many of you feel like you’re stuck? Yes, look, honey.

Attendees at Awards Night, 2016 Convention, honoring their leaders.

GARY: And you need help! You want help!

MARY: Gary, what does that say about the leadership we have in Young Living—all our Diamonds, our Platinums, people who have risen so well in the ranks? People want their help. They have some work to do.

GARY: A lot of work to do.

MARY: These leaders need to get acquainted with people in their organization and see how they can help. Do you hear me? Do you know how many people in Young Living don’t know who their upline is? We want to change that. The minute you sponsor one person, you become a leader; and you need to be willing to take on that responsibility.

Learning from the Great Ones

GARY: So during the 1980s and 1990s, society transitioned from managers to leaders, influenced by sages like Buckminster Fuller, Earl Nightingale, Stephen Covey, John Maxwell, James Tillman, and who did you listen to yesterday? Brendon Burchard. Was that enjoyable? Did you appreciate that? What a bundle of energy. What a beautiful person. I went to one of Brendon’s classes four years ago when he was teaching a program on publishing, and I came back and told the guys, “You need to go and take a seminar. You need to meet this guy, and here’s the reason.”

Brendon Burchard speaking at the 2016 Young Living Grand Convention

I’ve been to a lot of seminars with a lot of people over the years. How many of you in this room are old enough to know a gentleman who taught classes at the Crystal Cathedral 40 years ago named Robert Schuller? Yes. I was a student of Robert Schuller, because I wanted to just learn. My library was empty and I wanted to fill it. I went and learned from who I thought then was the best. I think it was four years ago when I brought Bob Procter to Young Living.

MARY: Yes, four years ago.

GARY: Yes, I brought him here so we could all hear him and learn from his wisdom and life experiences. There are so many good people to learn from. All these people I mentioned were my mentors over the years.

I invited Brendon Burchard to come to Young Living and share with you because he’s a clean, moral-speaking person. You didn’t hear one foul word come out of his mouth, and you never will. Yes, he respects and honors people, and he speaks with integrity. He is a self-made person, and these are the kinds of people we want to look to and learn from as we go forward in life.